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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

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very good

6,145 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,145
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 127
Gots: 797 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Dark orange body. Off-white fluffy head. Body slow bleeds with ruby tendencies when held to light. Head has a long life-span which leaves behind great lasting lace. A bit thick in color, no uniformity in body. The beer can look orange, brown or ruby on any inspection of body. But that persistent head will steal your eye in awe.

S-Fresh cut pine. Floral. Citrus peels. This is one of the freshest beers I've ever smelled. The variety of smells are limited, at least to me, but those present are so fresh. Malty on warming.

T-Orange in there, subtle grapefruit. Smooth pine throughout, mainly in the middle. Bready. Great balances of sweet & bitter. The key-word in taste is: smooth. Malty on warming.

M-Medium-low to medium body. Same for carbonation. Fluid body with a chewy swish. Sip starts with a restrained sweetness, a grainy malt middle and ends with a bitter pine finish. The after leaves palate numb a tad via peppery hops. Then the polar opposite arrives with a cool herbal minty breath to offset & interplay with the spicy hops. Like chewing on a hop essentially.

O-Dale's Pale Ale should be the go to beer for any occasion. It should replace all BMC brews as America's Flagship Beer. I can see and understand if Dale's is someone's favorite beer. And it gives impetus for all breweries to offer canned versions of their flagship brews because freshness is unmatched in a can.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great APA, Pours a 2/3 finger head, Has a very citrisy and Hoppy smell. I thought this was going to be an average at best beer but boy was i wrong! I grabbed a 6 pack at my local beer distributor, Guy behind the counter knows me pretty well and asked me if i was sure i wanted to buy this. After getting home and cracking open a can after dinner i poured it into a glass and was surprised at how well it poured. Lots of lacing and a great orange/amber color. Once i took a sip i couldn't believe what i had just drank. This beer came out of a can!? Before i knew it the glass was empty and i had a smile on my face.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a bit into a glass for look and smell, rest is out of the can

Pours a clear dark golden orange with a finger if of foam and moderate carbonation stemming from the center of the glass. Retention is pretty good, so is the lacing. Really good looking

Smells of floral citrus, mostly oranges and mandarin with a little bit of pine. Malt is very bready with caramel notes, finishes with just a little bit of alcohol

Taste is pretty close with the smell, very floral with similar hop notes. Orange citrus with moderate pine notes are held together with a strong caramel malt, finishes with a tiny bit of booze. Much heavier than in the smell

Feel is pretty heavy actually for a pale ale, alcohol is hidden pretty well and finishes dry.

Overall a really solid apa. I get the cult following, definitely going to take this one hiking

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First Had: May 26th 2013

Great combo of pale malt/fruity citrus hops!

Had this brew awhile ago... was the second beer ive ever had. Pretty much became the reason I decided to learn more about craft beer. So glad I got to start out with a great tasting solid beer.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,145 ratings.